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South Dakota's Corn Palace is dedicated to all things corn and prides itself on being the only place in the world to do just that. Originally established in 1892 as a place for settlers to display fruits of their harvest, Corn Palace is now used for a variety of local activities such as basketball games and high school proms.

Corn Palace attracts roughly 200,000 tourists annually, but Doug Bailey, chairman of the Corn Palace Area Development group, said people don't always take the time to look inside.

The group decided that Corn Palace could use some upgrades and headed to the Mitchell City Council with a list of proposed renovations to improve the landmark and attract more visitors.

The Mitchell City Council approved the $7.2 million upgrade on July 15, which will allow Corn Palace to add exhibits, new lit domes resembling ears of corn, a balcony, larger murals, a widened lobby and more.

“The Corn Palace is the pride and joy of Mitchell, so we want to make sure our icon is kept fresh and looking good,” Director Mark Schilling stated.

Make sure to become a fan of Corn Palace on Facebook to stay up-to-date with news on renovations.